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"Pete and his crew are highly competent, expert craftsmen, easy to work with, and reasonably priced. My only regret is that I did not find him earlier."

-David Boyce, Evanston, IL



"Our architect, Gary Frank, recommended Peter Nelson and his Benchmark partners to complete our renovation.  To bid out our project, Benchmark was the only company to bring all of their subcontractors.  From that first meeting and throughout our renovation, Benchmark's subcontractors were as personable, thoughtful and considerate as Pete, Bill & Kirk. We selected Benchmark because of their thorough bid and honesty from the very beginning.  These three men at the core of Benchmark portray a moral and ethical conviction, which is incredibly rare amongst home builders. 

Our bid and final costs were very accurate and any increase in cost was due to our additions to the project that we wished to do or change from the original plan.  As a stay at home mom, who managed our renovation usually with kids in tow, Pete always explained the next steps of our project in terms I could understand.  He helped me to facilitate my role in choosing plumbing, lighting, cabintery, doors, windows, etc. so the project could continue to move along rapidly.  We leaned on their experience, insight and knowledge often to help us to make decisions. Our home is amazing and we are so happy with the results of our renovation.  Even now, if anything comes up that we have questions about, Pete and his team (including the subs) are assessible and come to investigate any concerns quickly.


We wholeheartedly recommend Benchmark to complete any home project big or small."

-Maxie, Winnetka, IL


"In 2006, we chose Pete Nelson and Benchmark Carpentry to build a two story and over 1000 sqft addition to our home.  This included a new master bedroom and bath, a connected family room to our kitchen, a two car attached garage and a complete kitchen remodel.  We chose Benchmark as we could trust their workmanship, their choice of subcontractors and an overall professional and well-managed project.  Pete Nelson and the Benchmark contractors exceeded all of our expectations with an amazing addition that we still thoroughly enjoy today (Aug 2013).  The workmanship and construction is world class.
If you are looking for a contractor who truly cares, pays attention to detail and provides that value added workmanship (that is missing from most general contractors), Peter Nelson and Benchmark Carpentry should be your first call."

-Marybeth and Kurt, Wilmette, IL


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